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fiddlehead


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fiddlehead 
  n  1:  tall  fern  of  northern  temperate  regions  having  graceful 
  arched  fronds  and  sporophylls  resembling  ostrich  plumes 
  [syn:  {ostrich  fern},  {shuttlecock  fern},  {Matteuccia 
  struthiopteris},  {Pteretis  struthiopteris},  {Onoclea 
  struthiopteris}] 
  2:  New  World  fern  having  woolly  cinnamon-colored  spore-bearing 
  fronds  in  early  spring  later  surrounded  by  green  fronds; 
  the  early  uncurling  fronds  are  edible  [syn:  {cinnamon  fern}, 
  {fiddlehead  fern},  {Osmunda  cinnamonea}] 




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